Herbert Sadgrove

Name

Herbert Sadgrove

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/07/1916
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4/6915
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1897 in Shepreth, Cambs to Herbert and Sarah Sadgrove. Grandson of Mrs Oakley who lived in Maiden Street, Weston. She had brought him up from a child. He worked for Mr Archibald Moodie at Halls Green Farm and was much liked by him and all who knew him. 1901 Census: aged 4, living with grandmother in Weston, Herts. 1911 Census: living with parents at 35 Kenley Road, St Margarets, Twickenham.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hitchin. Served in France and Flanders. Killed in action during the first battle of the Somme. He is said to have been buried by a shell and was listed as missing in action. News of his death was sent to his uncle, Fred Oakley, by A Swain, another Weston man serving with him.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £8 was awarded to his father Herbert.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer